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Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 chicken breast halves (bone in)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Additional salt to taste


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter and 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add spinach; cook until heated through and any moisture has evaporated. Remove from the heat; cool. Stir in cheeses, basil, salt and pepper. Loosen skin on one side of each chicken breast. Place 1/3 cup filling under skin; place chicken with filling side up in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with remaining oil. Sprinkle with thyme and salt. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 419 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 46g protein.


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